Truck drivers' conduct while operating a commercial vehicle is governed by regulations maintained by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The regulations cover virtually every aspect of the truck driver's job and contain specific guidelines for hours of service and the number of hours of sleep a driver must have relative to the number of hours spent behind the wheel.
Obviously, when drivers don't get enough sleep, they cannot safely operate an 18-wheeler. When excessive driver fatigue results in severe accidents, injured victims have the right to seek full and fair compensation for any losses they suffer as a result. At Adler & Manson, our experienced attorneys are proud to stand for the rights of these victims and their families, and to pursue maximum compensation on their behalf.
Call Adler & Manson today at (816) 399-2283 to discuss your case with our Kansas City personal injury attorney. We offer free, no-obligation consultations.
At Adler & Manson, our Kansas City attorneys represent people who have been injured in serious truck accidents resulting from hour log violations and fatigued drivers. It is well-known that truck drivers are often held to uncompromising delivery deadlines.
In many cases, these deadlines force truck drivers to stay behind the wheel longer than they should, and many drivers alter their logbooks to hide their hours of service violations. An electronic control module (ECM) on the truck reveals the actual hours of operation and can be compared to the logbook.
When you choose our firm to handle your truck accident case, we will conduct a thorough investigation. If we find regulation violations, unreasonable delivery deadlines or altered logbooks, the value of the case increases because juries tend to award larger sums when they see altered logs and other improprieties. Even if the case does not go to trial, the settlement value is enhanced when deceptive and inappropriate conduct is uncovered.
We know how to recover maximum compensation on your behalf. Schedule your free case evaluation today.
If you were injured in a truck accident in Kansas or Missouri that may have been caused, in whole or in part, by driver fatigue, do not hesitate to contact our firm. Trucking companies will often pull out all the stops to deny or mitigate the value of your claim, but our Kansas City truck accident attorneys know how to fight back. When you retain our Adler & Manson, you can trust that we will work tirelessly to get the maximum compensation you deserve.
Not sure if you have a case? Schedule a no-cost consultation with our firm by calling (816) 399-2283.